HC Wainwright Reaffirms Buy Rating for Strongbridge Biopharma (SBBP)

Strongbridge Biopharma (NASDAQ:SBBP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $18.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 129.30% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on SBBP. Zacks Investment Research lowered Strongbridge Biopharma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine lowered Strongbridge Biopharma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Strongbridge Biopharma in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised Strongbridge Biopharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.81.

Strongbridge Biopharma (NASDAQ SBBP) traded down $0.50 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $7.85. The stock had a trading volume of 157,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 214,555. The firm has a market capitalization of $299.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.31 and a beta of 2.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.89, a quick ratio of 4.61 and a current ratio of 4.70. Strongbridge Biopharma has a 1-year low of $2.10 and a 1-year high of $8.85.

Strongbridge Biopharma (NASDAQ:SBBP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.46) by $0.07. analysts expect that Strongbridge Biopharma will post -2.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new position in Strongbridge Biopharma during the second quarter worth $331,000. Citigroup Inc. acquired a new position in Strongbridge Biopharma during the second quarter worth $338,000. Lyon Street Capital LLC acquired a new position in Strongbridge Biopharma during the third quarter worth $2,862,000. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new position in Strongbridge Biopharma during the second quarter worth $1,462,000. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Strongbridge Biopharma during the second quarter worth $449,000. 63.96% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Strongbridge Biopharma Company Profile

Strongbridge Biopharma plc is a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for a range of diseases. The Company’s commercial product, KEVEYIS (dichlorphenamide), is indicated for the treatment of hyperkalemic, hypokalemic and related variants of primary periodic paralysis.

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